I'll Give You Something to Cry About

  • Title: I'll Give You Something to Cry About
  • Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
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  • Page: 197
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I ll Give You Something to Cry About The Rileys of Bar Harbor Maine negotiate the changes in their family as they head to Ford s Theatre in Washington DC for their son s violin performance Sweet comic and exuberant the novella a
    The Rileys, of Bar Harbor, Maine, negotiate the changes in their family as they head to Ford s Theatre, in Washington, DC, for their son s violin performance Sweet, comic, and exuberant, the novella also tells the story of a transgendered adolescent as she comes to terms with her family, world, and sexuality Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including theThe Rileys, of Bar Harbor, Maine, negotiate the changes in their family as they head to Ford s Theatre, in Washington, DC, for their son s violin performance Sweet, comic, and exuberant, the novella also tells the story of a transgendered adolescent as she comes to terms with her family, world, and sexuality Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the national best seller She s Not There A professor of English at Colby College, she is also the national cochair of GLAAD and a trustee of the Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction She lives in Maine with her wife, Deirdre, and their two sons, Zach and Sean Visit her at Jenniferboylan This is a short e book published by Shebooks high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women For information, visit shebooks.

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    About Jennifer Finney Boylan


    1. Jennifer Finney Boylan is a widely praised author and professor.Edward Albee summed up her oeuvre in 1988 Boylan observes carefully, and with love Her levitating wit is wisely tethered to a humane concern I often broke into laughter, and was now and again, struck with wonder Jenny s memoir, She s Not There, published by Broadway Books in 2003, was one of the first bestselling works by a transgendered American until 2001 she published under the name James Boylan She s Not There, currently in its eighth printing, is popular both as a textbook in high schools and colleges as well as with readers s groups The paperback edition contains a readers guide in addition to the main text, which consists not only of Jenny s insights on a life in two genders but also includes an afterword by Pultizer Prize winner Richard Russo, whose friendship with James, and later with Jennifer, provides part of the books narrative.She s Not There won an award from the Lambda LIterary Foundation in 2004, the year after its initial publication The book has since been published in many foreign editions, and was an alternate selection of the Book of the Month Club Anna Quindlen called it a very funny memoir of growing up confused, and a very smart consideration of what it means to be a woman Her 2008 memoir, I m Looking Through You, is about growing up in a haunted house While trans issues form part of the exposition of the book, the primary focus of I m Looking Through You is on what it means to be haunted, and how we all seek to find peace with our various ghosts, both the supernatural and the all too human.Jenny has been a frequent guest on a number of national television and radio programs, including three visits to the Oprah Winfrey Show She has also appeared on the Larry King Show, The Today Show and been the subject of a documentary on CBS News 48 Hours She has also appeared on a wide range of local and syndicated television shows, as well as NPR s Marketplace and the Diane Rehm show In 2007 she played herself on two episodes of ABC s All My Children She has spoken widely around the country on gender and imagination, at venues including the National Press Club in Washington, D.C and the New Jersey State Theatre She has given plenary and keynote speeches at conferences on diversity and scholarship around the country, and at colleges and universities including Amherst, Wesleyan, Dartmouth, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Duke, Bucknell, Dickinson, Bates, Ohio State, Middlebury, Gettysburg, Georgia State, the University of Puget Sound, and Westminster College in Salt Lake City She has spoken at law firms, at corporate events, and at bookstores from Seattle to Vermont.Her nonfiction has appeared on the op ed pages of the New York Times, in GQ magazine, Allure, and Glamour She is also an ongoing contributor to Conde Nast Traveler magazine her most recent work there was on Easter Island, published in the January 2007 issue.Boylan s first book, a collection of stories entitled Remind Me To Murder You Later, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1988 Her first novel, The Planets, was published in 1991 by Poseidon Press Simon and Schuster Loosely based upon the classical piece of music by Gustav Holst, The Planets followed the lives of several fictional characters in the real town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, which has been afflicted by an underground coal fire since the early 1960s.Her second novel, The Constellations follows the lives of several of the characters from The Planets, some of whom flee from angry cows, discover a latex brain, and begin a life of dognapping.Her 1997 novel, Getting In, published by Warner Books, focused on four high school students who go on quests to get into college The novel was optioned for film by Renny Harlin and Geena Davis, and Jenny was tapped to write the initial screenplay for New Line Cinema.Born in 1958 in Valley Forge, Boylan


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    1. Does contain a trans teenage girl, as advertised on the box. Things she thinks about: regret for not being able to remember baseball facts anymore, Will She Be Able To Afford Surgery, What If This Man Learns I'm Trans, What Are The Difference Between the Men's Room and the Women's? I was excited when she and her child prodigy brother start to have a conversation, but the conversation peters out with a six-year-old trans shaming her in a way that seems maybe difficult to believe.There are things [...]

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    2. In this novella, the dysfunctional Riley family is en route to Washington D.C. where their teenage son Otis, a violinist, will be performing at the legendary Ford’s Theatre. The road trip is symbolic of each family member’s individual journey. The characters — especially Alex, a transgender teen — are brilliantly rendered and with its suspenseful plot, Jennifer Finney Boylan creates a dark-humored gothic mood reminiscent of the best of Flannery O’Connor.

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    3. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels reviewed on the blog will generally have some images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate a nove [...]

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    4. The Rileys are a family in the midst of several transitions and an unusual road-trip. Two parents struggle with disease, the possibility of divorce, and memories of the past. One child tries to face the world unapologetically as a trans woman, while her younger brother faces his own fears. Meanwhile, their grandmother never holds back the truth, however painful it may be. I was really blown away by this book. It had a rough start (I felt bombarded by several awkward cultural references), but the [...]

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    5. This book had a lot going on, and at times it was nicely written, but I just couldn't get into it as much as I would have liked. Its characters are a bit flat at times, and I just couldn't immerse myself in their lives enough to love them. They were realistic at times, but I never really felt I knew them. Maybe if this had been a full length novel, the characters would have had time to be fully developed and multidimensional. As it was, they were all sketches of interesting people, but we only g [...]

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    6. Holy crap. wow.(view spoiler)[For about half of this novella I had the overwhelming feeling that it was started as a longer work, then condensed. I was a little disappointed-- I felt like "c'mon, isn't there supposed to be more?" But any misgivings I had about the story were gone by the end. I recognized some recurring names from other Boylan books (e.g. Chopper, Gammie), and some themes (especially that of people having a way of pleasantly surprising you when you least expect it) Things somehow [...]

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    7. Oh my gosh! I loved this Novella!!! It started out as just "okay" then it got better and better. When it started on Alexs point of view, thats when I got hooked in the most. Reading about her crush on Lucas and her feeling accepted. Then when he found out about her being trans when they were making out, and wondering what was going to happen. I really enjoy story lines like this one. I was happy for Alex when everything turned out well. Im not trans but I do like reading about trans people, fict [...]

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    8. Boylan gives her readers vibrant, believable characters who pop off the page and vivid descriptions of the scenes around them. She thoughtfully handles a number of difficult issues in just over 80 pages, and wraps up the story in a satisfying (but not too tidy) way. Read my full review of this title at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall.

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    9. This was surprising and I loved it. A very unusual family goes on a road trip and struggles to find themselves. There is a man with bone cancer, a woman who wants to be free of family obligations, a hilarious grannie, a transgender youth, and a young music prodigy whose favorite toy seems to be a Hello Kitty doll. It is definitely worth a read and it's a novella, so it's super quick.

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    10. Wonderfully drawn book bringing together history of our country as well as personal history in a novella that is insightful as well as absorbing. In their struggle with difficulties and loss, the Riley family has lessons for all of us.

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    11. Simply brilliant. Great tension, character descriptions and depth. Good pace, couldn't put it down. Tears at the end, a smile, a sigh. All Good. Actually, all GREAT.

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